The Mosaic-HEC Montréal team, in collaboration with the University of Barcelona, is proud to offer, from June 26 to July 13, 2024, a 16th edition of the Summer School, once again in an onsite format.

An international reference in the field of creativity and innovation management, the Montreal-Barcelona Summer School offers its participants a unique and inspiring experience through a new way to learn.  The Summer School is:

  • A journey of personal and professional discovery with 70 participants from various backgrounds (academic, industrial, and institutional) and from around the world
  • An immersion of 15 days in two cities, Montreal and Barcelona, known for their energy and creativity (visits to innovative companies and creative organizations, creativity workshops, etc.)
  • A rare opportunity to meet and exchange with renowned designers, academics and creativity managers from diverse backgrounds (new technologies, design, architecture, gastronomy, arts and entertainment, video games … )
  • A unique chance to step back from your day-to-day activities, to gain perspective, to listen and to share ideas

Join us to co-create an enriching, human, inspiring and collaborative experience!



June 26 to July 13, 2024


  • Professionals: May 1, 2024
  • Non-profit organizations, academics & public sector: May 1, 2024
  • Graduate students: February 23, 2024
  • Graduate international students: April 1, 2024


  • Professionals : 8 500 $ (including taxes)
  • Non-profit organizations, academics & public sector:
    6 750 $ (including taxes)
  • Graduate students : 5 000 $ (including taxes)
  • Summer School alumni: 6 000 $ (including taxes)




At the summer school, we learn by doing. We play. We experiment. We observe. We shape. We encourage people to think outside the box. We embrace creativity.


People can leverage their differences to become better thinkers, better leaders, better creators, and better innovators. We believe in combining disciplines, approaches, and view points. We embrace diversity.


Human values are at the heart of our approach. We listen to each other. We help each other. We inspire each other. We learn from each other. Producing the best solution to the most complex challenges is best achieved together. We celebrate collaboration.

Who should attend

  • Professionals and decision-makers
  • Management consultants
  • Professors and researchers
  • Graduate students of various disciplines

Why participate

  • Experiment with best practices in creativity to innovate
  • Learn to implement new forms of value creation
  • Share a collective creative experience
  • Join an international community


Testimonial David Rollert

David Rollert, President & CEO at FLOE design + technologies, shares his experience at the Summer School on Management of Creativity in an Innovation Society! [...]


Réalisations« The Summer School approach is extremely valuable. It allows the cross-fertilization of ideas and competencies well beyond its 2-week duration. »

Roger PARENT, President

«One of the highlights of this experience is to get participants environment img_1296053064677 where  innovation and creativity happen [...] These movements generate emotion, arouse sharing, confronting the speeches to various sensations and allow thinking beyond simple representations.»

Gilles Garel, Teacher,
Conservatoire national des arts et métiers et École polytechnique

«This is in my opinion like being part of a big family wich member have completelyActivar-logo-Web-RGB-e1431543115305 unique and different experiences. If I ever feel that my business or I need mentoring or counseling, I know that Mosaic will always be there.»

Matthieu Mault, President,

«It also gave me new ideas to implement in my business  innovative processeslogo-ireq-Blanc. My  promotion colleagues brought me a new vision and tools that I have not in my network [...] The interaction between students , teachers and professionals, it allowed something ... magical.»

Mylène Mastrotefano, Legal and Intellectual Property Advisor,

Hydro Quebec - Ireq (research institut of Hydro - Quebec)

«I found there not only friends but business partners.The people with whom I create businesses347386
today shares the same physical space than us ! So our summer school relationship went really far, it's been like a business incubation space, but also friendship. During the summer school , there are several people that not work in the same industry than you and this is what makes the whole point of the concept.»

Yves Lapierre, Founder and Administrative Counsel President ,

FLOE design + technologies INC.

Cirque du Soleil« A high quality truly inspiring program. The people I met, the presentations and the curriculum provided me with an enriching experience… I will recommend this program without hesitation to my colleagues, and to all those who are called upon to manage creative talents in their companies. »

Bernard PETIOT, Vice-President, Casting and performance
Cirque du Soleil

ubisoft« The diversity of the industries visited, of the participants, the cultures and the curriculum provided me with new perspectives on the management of the creative process… I can now better address the challenges encountered in my daily work. »

Stephan LOGIER, Director (design)

Eurovia - Vinci« Creativity is a key element of the develoment of companies. I acquired new management practices from a wide range of creative industries that I can apply to my work at Eurovia. It was an exceptional experience. »

Ivan DROUADAINE, Research Manager

Astral Radio« A unique experience… I was able to broaden my knowledge on the creative process and share and compare experiences with colleagues from diverse backgrounds. Placing creativity at the heart of your organization can only be a winning situation. »

France GODARD, General Manager, National Sales ans Creative Media
Astral Radio